The scenario of Japan in recent weeks, for a generational change in the video game, it is very interesting. A few weeks after the premiere of the new PS5 Y Xbox Series XIn Japan, sales are still led by Nintendo and its star games.
In physical games, in Japan, the absolute leader was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, at least until the arrival of FIFA 21 a few weeks ago. However, the long period dominated by Nintendo’s game was important and it didn’t take long for another exclusive to take its place.
With the latter we mean Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, officially launched on October 16. This latest release brought Nintendo back to the top of physical games, after losing the lead for a week, and after months of dominating it.
All the figures were shared by the Famitsu portal, the most important in Japan dedicated to video games. In the report for the week, from October 12 to 18, it is stated that Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit reached 73,918 copies sold in just three days, a milestone.
The kart racing game that allows you to turn any section of your home into a track and that comes with a physical cart to enjoy it, surpassed the previous Nintendo milestone, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, by more than double.
The figure is even more impressive when taking into account that it is a game that can only be obtained in physical format, since as a toy-accessory is required, this title is not available in the Nintendo eShop.
Sales of FIFA 21, a title that is also available at PS4 Y Xbox One, fell rapidly since this launch. Other Nintendo titles like Super Mario 3D All Stars (quite criticized) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (published in 2017) occupy a place in the top 5. We share the complete list of the mentioned week:
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit — 73.918
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons — 34.547
- Ring Fit Adventure — 27.303
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars — 14.797
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — 10.928
- Moon: Premium Edition — 10.154
- FIFA 21 (PlayStation 4) – 7111
- Pokémon Sword & Shield — 6720
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition — 6471
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 6301
- Nintendo Switch — 74.858
- Nintendo Switch Lite — 20.994
- PlayStation 4 — 3411
- New Nintendo 2DS LL — 836
- PlayStation 4 Pro — 106
- Xbox One X — 37
- Xbox One S — 21
- New Nintendo 3DS LL — 20
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